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The Federal Bureau of Investigation researchers helped a museum in Boston analyze the DNA of a 4,000-year-old mummified head, the New York Times says.

Genetic profiles generated by Thermo Fisher's Yfiler Plus PCR amplification kit can now be included in the FBI's DNA indexing system.

The law broadens the ability of law enforcement agencies to use rapid DNA sequencing technology and upload resulting data into a federal database.

Federal investigators have searched the offices of Proove Biosciences, Stat News reports.

The approval permits National DNA Index System labs to upload DNA samples processed by NetBio's system without manual interpretation or technical review.

PowerPlex Fusion 6C system is a 27-locus multiplex assay that combines common and informative loci, including SE33, Penta D, and Penta E.

In a New York Times op-ed, Eric Lander argues that forensic science needs to be of high quality.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Thermo Fisher Scientific's Life Technologies said today that the FBI has granted approval of the Life Tech GlobalFiler Kit for forensic laboratories that generate DNA profiles and upload them to the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) database.

GE Healthcare Life Sciences and NetBio this week named several laboratories participating in a comprehensive developmental validation of the DNAscan Rapid DNA Analysis System.

IntegenX said this week that it has met Federal Bureau of Investigation guidelines to upload directly to the National DNA Index System (NDIS) known arrestee and convicted offender DNA profiles, as well as casework known samples, generated with the company's RapidHIT Syste

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.